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Leningrad II-2 enters final testing phase

Leningrad II-2 enters final testing phase

Unit 2 of the Leningrad II nuclear power plant in western Russia has entered the final stage of pilot operation - a 15-day programme of tests at nominal capacity. On successful completion of these tests, the VVER-1200 unit will be stopped for inspection of its equipment and, following regulatory approval, will then be put into industrial operation, which is scheduled for this spring.

New Nuclear 26 February 2021


Electrochemical Plant's revenue from stable isotopes rises by 14%

Electrochemical Plant's revenue from stable isotopes rises by 14%

Electrochemical Plant, a subsidiary of Rosatom's nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL, recorded a 14% increase in revenue from the sale of stable isotopes in 2020, exceeding RUB1.5 billion (USD20.1 million) for the first time. The Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk-based company's global market share of the stable isotope market remains over 40%, TVEL said.

Corporate 26 February 2021


BN-800 fast reactor has first full refuelling with MOX fuel

BN-800 fast reactor has first full refuelling with MOX fuel

Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant, Russia's BN-800 reactor, has been connected to the grid and resumed operations upon completion of scheduled maintenance. For the first time the refuelling has been carried out with uranium-plutonium fuel only.

Uranium & Fuel 24 February 2021


TVEL announces manufacturing contracts for fast reactor

TVEL announces manufacturing contracts for fast reactor

Siberian Chemical Combine has signed a contract with CKBM for the manufacture and supply of equipment for the refuelling of the BREST-OD-300 fast reactor demonstration plant. The production, supply and installation supervision of steam generators for the reactor facility will be provided by ZiO-Podolsk Machine-Building Plant. Both CKBM and ZiO-Podolsk are part of the machine-building division of Russia's Rosatom.

New Nuclear 19 February 2021


Russia starts making major components for Xudabao units

Russia starts making major components for Xudabao units

Russia's Atommash has begun the manufacture of major components for the first of two VVER-1200 reactors to be constructed at the Xudabao site in China's Liaoning province. Construction of Xudabao units 3 and 4 is expected to begin this year and next, respectively.

New Nuclear 12 February 2021


Construction licence issued for Russia's BREST reactor

Construction licence issued for Russia's BREST reactor

A licence has been issued by the Russian nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor to the Siberian Chemical Combine for the construction of the BREST-OD-300 reactor at its site in Seversk, Russia. It will be the world's first experimental demonstration power unit featuring a lead-cooled fast neutron reactor.

New Nuclear 11 February 2021


Akkuyu construction to be completed by 2026, says project CEO

Akkuyu construction to be completed by 2026, says project CEO

The four nuclear power units under construction in Turkey will be completed one per year between 2023 and 2026, Anastasia Zoteeva, CEO of the Akkuyu N├╝kleer AS project company, said in a television interview with Bloomberg HT on 8 February. Zoteeva also said the Rosatom majority-owned company was open to talks with potential investors in the project, for which it has a power purchase agreement for the first 15 years of each unit's operation.

New Nuclear 10 February 2021


Rosatom's work overseas unaffected by pandemic, says DG

Rosatom's work overseas unaffected by pandemic, says DG

Rosatom's portfolio of foreign orders remains at the level of over USD250 billion and, in the 10-year perspective, "hovers around" USD140 billion, Director General Alexey Likhachov said yesterday during his meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. The two men discussed the results of the state corporation's work in 2020, implementation of current projects, as well as the direction of strategic development, including green regulation and digitalisation of the economy.

Corporate 05 February 2021


Leningrad II-2 achieves 1 TWh milestone

Leningrad II-2 achieves 1 TWh milestone

Unit 2 of the Leningrad II nuclear power plant in western Russia passed 1 terawatt hours of electricity production on 15 January, a milestone in its four months of pilot operation that started in November last year.

New Nuclear 18 January 2021


Belarusian unit brought to 100% capacity

Belarusian unit brought to 100% capacity

Unit 1 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus reached 100% of its capacity on 12 January, Russia's Rosatom said yesterday. The reactor, near Ostrovets in the Grodno region of Belarus, is of the AES-2006 design, which is the latest version of the VVER-1200 and the first of its kind built outside Russia.

New Nuclear 14 January 2021